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LINKing Authentic Assessment & Early Childhood Intervention

ISBN: 9781598570472 | 1598570471
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Pub. Date: 9/30/2010

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How can early childhood professionals make informed decisions while selecting assessment materials that meet recommended practices? Use the NEW edition of this essential reference, the only book with professional ratings and reviews of 80 authentic, widely used assessment tools for children birth¿8. Completely revamped and even more user-friendly than its popular first edition, this must-have guide provides ratings of the qualities of assessment materials based on: 1) ¿consumer reports¿ and ratings from a survey of more than 1,000 professionals; 2) detailed reviews from a panel of assessment experts; and 3) ratings drawn from the authors¿ own extensive expertise. Now with NEW features that make the ratings and reviews even more specific and useful, this book helps early childhood professionals evaluate how each assessment tool measures up to 8 critical standards: acceptability, authenticity, collaboration, evidence, multifactors, sensitivity, universality, and utility. Readers can easily compare assessment tools, with At a Glance snapshots of good-quality measures and more in-depth Close-Ups of the top-rated assessments; determine which assessments best meet specific needs of both program and child; and link realistic, authentic assessments with effective interventions. A key text for courses on assessment and the go-to guide for every early childhood program, this invaluable book will help professionals ensure high-quality services for children with and without disabilities. Professionals will have clear and concise guidance they need to choose appropriate assessment tools that link to their programs, help design interventions that meet children¿s individual needs, and give all young children the start in life they deserve.

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